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Discussion on: What Are Your Favorite/Current Mouse and Keyboard Setups?

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Janne "Lietu" Enberg

I wish there was such a thing as a good keyboard, but I've not found one.

I spent tons of money and bought two Logitech G710+'s back in the days when I first tried it out and it seemed excellent, but the build quality is terrible and I broke literally like 20 caps on the two of those in the about 2-3 years I tolerated them. I've never broken a cap in a keyboard before or since then, and the internet is full of similar stories and not even a hint of recognition of a problem from Logitech.

Nowadays I'm using a pretty cheap mechanical QPAD MK-50, has worked perfectly fine and the only issue is that it's a bit louder than the G710+ was, and the keys are a bit more stiff than I'd like.

I really liked the Logitech Wave for the slight curves it had but I couldn't find anything like that, that was mechanical, and a mechanical keyboard is pretty much a must for me nowadays.

I also use Microsoft All-in-one media keyboards for a few things, AES-128 encrypted wireless keyboard + trackpad combos that seem to be pretty much the best money can buy in that style of a keyboard. I wish there was more of a gap between the trackpad and the keys tho, I keep accidentally poking at the pad when I'm trying to type.

For the mouse I've got an even sadder story, my main mouse is a Logitech G700, bought over 7 years ago, and there's nothing else on the planet that comes even close to being as good. It's a combination wired/wireless with a rechargeable battery - unplug the USB cable from the mouse and it's wireless. Quick DPI change options and more than enough buttons in general, though I'm old fashioned and only use the 2 + wheel really. Also the wheel has an unlock button that allows it to free spin at huge speeds with minimal effort, which I can't live without anymore.

Excellent fit in my hand, perfect features, obviously durable. Can't really go wrong with that.

I've tried various other mice, but really only Logitech seems to make mice with the features I like. Annoyingly most of Logitech's are also either too small, or too weird with like 12 buttons or something ridiculous like that.

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Janne "Lietu" Enberg

Oh and it really irritates me that the trend in keyboards is to make completely useless idiotic additions, backlighting, hell sometimes even with RGB lights, extra displays, tons of media keys (especially love those poorly placed power off and sleep keys that you press accidentally), and all kinds of other nonsense, and then you can't find a solid good keyboard that's good for typing a lot on, as well as gaming (i.e. anti-ghosting features).